US Blacklists UAE Firms For Supporting Iran Airline

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Mahan, one among Iran’s main carriers, has been blacklisted underneath US counter-terrorism rules

Washington:

The US Treasury positioned two United Arab Emirates-based firms on its sanctions blacklist Wednesday for his or her help of already-sanctioned Iran’s Mahan Air.

UAE-based Parthia Cargo and Delta Elements Provide FZC “have supplied key components and logistics providers for Mahan Air,” the Treasury stated.

Mahan, one among Iran’s main carriers, has been blacklisted underneath US counter-terrorism rules for its shut relationship with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Drive, which Washington says carries out terror actions within the Center East.

Mahan Air particularly has been utilized by the revolutionary Guards to help the regimes of Syrian chief Bashar al-Assad and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in keeping with the Treasury.

“The Iranian regime makes use of Mahan Air as a device to unfold its destabilizing agenda world wide, together with to the corrupt regimes in Syria and Venezuela, in addition to terrorist teams all through the Center East,” stated Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in an announcement.

“The USA will proceed to take motion in opposition to these supporting this airline.”

In the identical motion the Treasury additionally positioned sanctions on UAE-based Iranian nationwide Amin Mahdavi, who the Treasury stated both owns or controls Parthia Cargo.

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